The very system that’s providing our sustenance is destroying it. It’s destroying the quality of our food and is well on the way to destroying the environment. Agribusiness’s response to the E. coli O plague it created is to sterilize the world,but attempting to sterilize and “improve” the food supply is what brought us to this point.
The end of Agribusiness insanity can only be destruction of the system that truly provides food: the earth’s ecology. When that has been well and truly subverted, Gaia will strike back in the greatest passive-aggressive display ever seen: The earth will simply stop providing.
In a look back at genetic modification of animals, we can be glad that the Enviropig didn’t make it to market. Although there was a public outcry, it had little to do with its failure. The problem was that Agribusiness had no interest. We dodged that bullet, but GM salmon will likely be a different story unless there’s a huge outcry.
Genetically modified salmon are more dangerous than anyone had realized. It’s now proven beyond doubt that they can interbreed with not only wild salmon, but also trout. Worse, the result is offspring that grow even faster than their parents and can outcompete them by a huge amount.
Before accepting claims of a vaccine’s efficacy, it’s wise to look at the study and who financed it. A new study for a malaria vaccine is a case in point. It was financed by the manufacturer and the lead researcher is a co-patent holder! It should come as no suprise that there are gaping flaws in the study, as discussed here.
Synthetic Biology and DNA Printing: What Are They? Can they really just print out DNA? Or is it hype? Is it a new Pandora’s box? The developers of this new technology claim that it’s nothing more than the next step of evolution—that genetic engineering is no different than what nature has always done.